Month: November 2018

Following Jesus

In the final chapter of the Book of John, the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples for the third time. This encounter contains an important lesson for all of us.  The disciples were in a boat fishing about a hundred yards off shore and…

Eternal Life

The resurrection of Jesus clearly established His claim to be the Son of God as being true and delivered His promise of salvation through this incredible act of love.  At this point, Jesus had completed His work here in this world and turned over…

On the Way to the Cross

Jewish officials were angry with Jesus for claiming to be the Son of God, and one of the chief priests, Caiaphas, believed they should have Jesus killed because the miracles He was performing would only cause Him to become more popular and cause the…

Who is Jesus?

God is our eternal Creator and there is no other like Him; therefore, there was no reason for Him to have a name.  When asked by Moses what he should call God, the response he got was to simply say I am.  There is…

A Prayer from Jesus

After Jesus had his final meal with His disciples, He spent a good deal of time summarizing His teaching and promising them the Holy Spirit would join them after He departed.  He then ended His teaching with a prayer which is recorded in John…

Victory in Jesus

Beginning in chapter 14 of the Book of John, after Judas, who is about to betray Jesus, has left the room, Jesus spends a good deal of time giving His disciples their final teaching.  This is really a restatement of many of the things…

What We’re Here For

“What We’re Here For” by The Afters

The Ultimate Teacher

In chapter thirteen of the Book of John, we come to the section commonly known as the last supper.  Jesus returned to Jerusalem to bring his friend Lazarus back from the dead, knowing full well this would be His own death sentence, since the…

The Road to Jerusalem

Jesus began his ministry by changing water into wine.  He went on to perform countless miracles and gained a following of thousands.  The Jewish leaders were intimidated by Jesus and considered him to be blasphemous for claiming to be the Son of God and…

Blinded by the Light

The Book of John chronicles several events that document the hatred the Jewish leaders had for Jesus as he gained thousands of followers.  These Jewish leaders had become so dependent on their own power as the keepers of the Jewish law, they had lost…

Jesus Revealed

In the first few chapters of the Book of John, we are introduced to four events that help us to see and understand the true nature of Jesus.  At a wedding we learn about the generosity of Jesus. In the temple in Jerusalem, we…

The Many Names of Jesus

The first chapter of the Book of John applies several names to Jesus that paint a complex picture of His true nature.  Jesus is “God’s Chosen One,” the “Lamb of God, the “Messiah,” and the fully human “Jesus of Nazareth,” as well as “Rabbi,”…